[Bug 1053713] Re: Could not initialize the package information

sampo555 1053713 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Sep 22 18:19:02 UTC 2012

*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 994515 ***

Could you please run following commands in Terminal:

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-x-swat-q-lts-backport-precise.list
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/q-lts-backport
sudo apt-get update

These commands will remove the corrupted PPA file, recreate it and
finally update the package cache. This should fix the issue you're

However, this particular bug has already been reported and is a
duplicate of bug 994515, so it is being marked as such.  Feel free to
continue to report any other bugs you may find.

** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 994515
   add-apt-repository stripped m from main

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  Could not initialize the package information

Status in “update-manager” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package

  Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and
  include the following error message:

  'E:Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list

  About Ubuntu
  Release 12.04 (precise) 64-bit
  Kernel Linux 3.5.0-10-generic
  GNOME 3.4.2

  Expected : To install the "unity-scope-gdocs" package for  the Ubuntu Online Accounts packages in my system.
  Absorbed : Could not initialize the update manager.  And unable to open the software center.

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